THE JEWS OF SAAZ / Žatec
A project of the Förderverein der Stadt Saaz/Žatec e.V.
Why we are concerning ourselves with the history of the Saaz jews.
Why do we concern ourselves at all with history? Because without knowledge of the past we cannot understand the present times. Historical records supplement our genetic memory and thereby enable us to form our future in a way not posssible to animals.On the other hand we find explanations in history as to why our present time is as it is. Before the war ten percent of the population of Saaz were jews. Like everywhere in Europe they contributed an important part to the economy and culture which is missing today. If we search for reasons for the condition of the town as ist is today, this loss may be one of them. However, people can learn for the future from the mistakes of the past.
.1. Documentation concerning the jews of Saaz based upon documents from the archives and testimonies of surviving jews of Saaz, now living in the Czech Republic or in Israel.
2. Setting up a website with a data bank for the project “Jews in Saaz and aryanized houses of Saaz”.
3. Exhibition “The Jews of Saaz” Zatec/Saaz. Homepage:www.zatec-zide.eu
4. Documentation commemorating the airlift Zatec-Saaz to Tel Aviv (Haifa).
5. Restoration of the Jewish cemetery and the buildings belonging
to it in cooperation with he Jewish Community of Teplice
6. Setting up of a memorial and an information centre for jewisch culture and religion on the premises of the Jewish cemetery in
The „ Förderverein der Stadt Saaz/Zatec „ Friends of the Town of Saaz/Zatec“
is a society registered with the local court`s office in Germany and recognized by the central finance office of Nurnberg/Germany as a non-profit society . We confirm that all membership dues and donations will be used only for the purpose of reconciliation between the former German and today`s Czech citizens of Saaz/Zatec. According to the official cofirmation of the central finance office the society promotes understanding between the nations as laid down in section A, Nr.(n) 10 of the attachment 1 to § 48, para 2, EStDV (German income tax law.)
Bank account for donations from outside Germany: Bank name: NASPA Bank, Frankfurt am Main, IBAN-Nr. DE17 510 500 15, 0146 048 110, Förderverein Saaz.
Mr. Otokar Löbl, president, Hausener Obergasse 15, D – 60488 Frankfurt am Main
Mr. Petr Šimáček, debuty president, CZ- firstname.lastname@example.org